Our Medical Center Entrance, located on Cambridge Street across from Ben Taub Hospital, provides convenient dropoff, pickup and pedestrian access (There is no parking at this gate). This gate is open only on weekends and major holidays.
Make sure to check traffic maps before leaving for the Zoo. It’s a jungle out there.
Exit Hermann Park/Rice U Station (at Fannin and Sunset) or Memorial Hermann Hospital/Houston Zoo Station (on Fannin between Cambridge and Ross Sterling).
A great reason to go green and ride METRO: save $2 off an adult admission and $1 off a child’s admission when you present your Q Card, METRO bus, or METRORail ticket at the Zoo admission booth!
Free parking is available outside the Zoo’s main entrance on Hermann Park Drive. (Parking is part of Hermann Park and is not owned or operated by the Zoo.) When the main lot fills, free alternate parking may be available at other lots in Hermann Park.
Overflow Parking Garage
Another parking option is the Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza Garage. Special rates apply on the weekends. Download Parking Garage Map ›
Other parking options: Catch METRORail at the Fannin South Park & Ride lot (1604 West Bellfort, between Knight and Fannin), or park in a midtown parking lot (rates vary), and head to a METRORail station.
There is a Houston B-cycle bicycle station in Hermann Park outside the Zoo. Houston B-cycle is a “bike sharing” program that works as an additional transportation alternative for people living and visiting Houston. For more information visit the Houston B-cycle website.